Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Big Mama

Big Mama / Mamma / Momma (BCY0324) is a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae). The whaling industry hunted this species almost to extinction. Humpbacks that spend winter in Hawaii to breed, migrate to the northeastern Pacific to forage during the summer. In 2005, Big Mama was the first humpback whale seen in the Salish Sea after the whaling era. Since then, she has had seven calves and was seen off North Pender Island yesterday with her latest calf Moresby (b. 2022). 

Photos by Rachael Griffin (May 6, 2024).


Monday, April 22, 2024

Earth Day

🌍 Happy Earth Day! 🌿 Let's celebrate our beautiful planet and commit to making a difference. Here are 10 ways you can help save the Earth:

  1. Reduce Carbon Footprint: Small changes like carpooling, using public transportation, or opting for energy-efficient appliances can significantly reduce carbon emissions.
  2. Advocate for Wildlife and Habitat: Support conservation efforts and speak up for policies that protect our wildlife and natural habitats.
  3. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Embrace the mantra of "reduce, reuse, recycle" to minimize waste and conserve resources.
  4. Beach Cleanups: Join beach cleanups or organize one in your community to prevent marine pollution and protect coastal ecosystems.
  5. Conserve Water: Practice water-saving habits like fixing leaks, using water-efficient appliances, and being mindful of water usage in daily activities.
  6. Choose Sustainable and Humane Products: Opt for eco-friendly and cruelty-free products to reduce environmental impact and support ethical practices.
  7. Plant a Tree: Trees are vital for absorbing carbon dioxide and providing oxygen. Planting trees helps combat climate change and enhances biodiversity.
  8. Turn Waste into Art: Get creative with recycling by turning waste materials into art or useful items. It's a fun way to reduce waste and promote sustainability.
  9. Cut Down on Food Waste: Be mindful of food consumption and try to minimize food waste. Eating more plant-based meals also has environmental benefits.
  10. Get in Touch with Nature: Whether it's taking a hike, spending time in a park, or simply bringing more greenery into your indoor space, connecting with nature fosters appreciation and conservation.

Together, let's take action to protect and preserve our planet for future generations! 🌱 #EarthDay #SaveThePlanet



Jordan River by Rachael Griffin


Sunday, March 10, 2024

Luna Star

L98 Luna (September 19, 1999 – March 10, 2006) acrylic by Rachael Griffin 

Friday, February 23, 2024

World Whale Day

World Whale Day, threats to whales include decline in food sources, ocean pollution, tourism pressure, fisheries interactions, climate change, and vessel traffic.
Photo - Humpback, Kitimat BC 2019 by Rachael Griffin 

Glass Sponge Reef

B.C. man fined $250K for fishing in protected glass sponge reef.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

SRKW CALLS

SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALE SRKW CALL TYPE IDENTIFYING PROGRAM



Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022